2018-19 Lacrosse Season

10/7/18 Update

1.  Additional Scrimmage – Tue, 10/9
An additional scrimmage has been added on Tue, 10/9 @4:30PM vs Haverford College at Villanova Stadium.  The team is allowed two scrimmages in the fall so they added this to get some of the guys a few more runs.  Coach asked me to mention it if anyone wanted to come but he said it would be very low key and it is like a practice.  We will not have a parent tailgate but will get some subs for the boys.  If anyone going wants to bring something for the team, some Gatorades and maybe some fruit.  I think the bananas were a big hit this weekend so that would be great.
2.  Photo Dropbox
I’ve modified the Photo Dropbox to add subfolders for each game.  If you have any photos to add, just drag and drop them into there for group sharing.  If you upload to a sharing site, just send me the link and I’ll post that so you don’t need to bother and upload them twice.
3.  Home game Hotel
The Courtyard Marriott in Devon (where we had the meet and greet) has contacted me about extending an invitation for anyone staying over for games or other Villanova events to stay with them.  I told them I would be happy to forward their information to the group if they put together a promotional code for our group.  They are doing that and I’ll get it to you as soon as I get it so you have that before the schedule comes out.
4.  Apparel Order
Our apparel vendor is anxiously awaiting some backordered items from NIke so they can finish our orders.  As soon as they receive the product, they will get our orders processed and shipped.  We will let you know as soon as we get an update on expected timing.

 

Loyola Parent tailgate message from Cathleen Kinnear

Dear Parents – Since Loyola has very strict tailgating rules, we have decided to hold all parent festivities off site. All are invited to attend the pre-game & post-game celebrations.

The pre-game will be held at Mt. Washington Tavern – 5700 Newbury St, Baltimore, MD 21209. (3.1 Miles from field – 9 minutes)

https://www.mtwashingtontavern.com/  We will plan to pre-game in the front bar area from 10:30-12:00pm.

Game will be held at Loyola University @ 1pm – Ridley Sports Complex – 2221 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21211

https://loyolagreyhounds.com/facilities/?id=2

After the game, we will meet up with the boys behind the stadium for a short grab-n-go player tailgate.  The Junior Parents will be providing more details.

After our short postgame with the boys, the group will head back over to the Mt. Washington Tavern for a group postgame celebration in the Sky Bar on the 3rdfloor.  This area has been reserved for Villanova Lax Parents. (Kids welcome!)

Please note that parking is limited in the Mt. Washington area.  There is metered parking on the street but your best bet would be to use the Valet Parking at the Mt. Washington Tavern for flat rate of $6.

 

Please email Cathleen Kinnear at Ckinnear1@verizon.net with your plans so she can let Mt. Washington know an accurate headcount.

 

I look forward to seeing everyone next weekend in Baltimore!!

Go Cats!!

Sincerely,

Cathleen Kinnear

 

Tailgate Fund message from Peter Black

Dear All Villanova Lacrosse families,

Welcome to all our freshmen families and welcome back to our upperclassmen. I was asked to handle our Tailgate Fund checkbook this year. We had $3,782 left over from last year and I opened a checking account at PNC Bank with that money.  I believe we can maintain the same per player assessment this year as we have done in the past. We are asking for $550 per senior player and $500 for each underclassman.
This assessment covers all tailgate food, supplies, senior banquet, coaches’ gifts, senior player gifts and anything else that arises.

If you would kindly mail me a check at your earliest convenience for the amount for your son(s), that will keep us afloat through the Fall into the Spring season. Maura and I look forward to meeting you next week!

Thank you,

Peter Black

220 Edgerstoune Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Fall Events Update

Family Weekend:

We look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks at the Courtyard-Marriott in Devon for the Meet and Greet.  Lunch will be provided and we’ll start at 11:00am.  At 11:00am we have a couple of speakers to address the group about Villanova Athletics as well as the growing Alumni support.  By 2:00pm we will be wrapping up so everyone can head over to the football game if they wish.  The lacrosse tailgate at the football game will be a light version since we will have just finished eating.

 

Alumni Game Weekend:

The Friends of Villanova Lacrosse  (FOVL) Alumni Assoc will be holding its initial mentoring event for our players & their parents before the Alumni game on 9/29 on Campus. This mentoring will be set-up by tables according to career disciplines. It will be held from 9:30 am to 11 am.

Following the mentoring session, the FOVL AA will be holding their annual fall meeting from 11 am to 12:30 pm. All are invited to attend.

After the FOVL AA meeting, the Alumni will tailgate at their usual spot behind the Stadium from 12:30 pm to the 2 pm.  The alumni hold a separate pregame tailgate to assure compliance with NCAA rules.  Our families will get a chance to combine with the alumni at the postgame tailgate hosted by the Villanova coaching staff.

Alumni game starts at 2:00 and will feature a game between the our current team and recent alumni players.

The coaches will be hosting the tailgate for both the alumni and team families after the game.  We will bring the desserts and drinks and the signup sheet is revised to reflect these items.

 

Loyola Scrimmage:

We will be playing our fall scrimmage on October 6, 2018 at 1:00PM vs. Loyola University. The game will be played at the Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, MD.  Cathleen Kinnear is working on the tailgate plans.  The tailgating rules at Loyola might limit us to a grab and go for the team and we are investigating local establishments for pre and post game options.  We will have specifics clarified and sent out soon.

 

Friends of Villanova Lacrosse Annual Golf Outing:

This year the outing will be hosted by Sean Haggerty on Thursday, October 11, 2018 and will be played at Plandome Country Club in Plandome, NY. If you can’t play there are numerous other ways to support this fundraising event. For more information and to register,visit here. If you have any questions about the event, email Brian Beacham (brian.beacham@villanova.edu) or call 610-519-4566.

Message from Sean Haggerty:

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Fall Apparel Order

The Apparel store will be opened this fall for everyone to get their purchases in time for the Fall scrimmage at Loyola.  To receive the merchandise by the scrimmage, we will be offering a limited selection of items with a very short window until it closes.  We want to make sure the Freshmen families have a chance to get some swag before the game.  There will be a another store opened for Christmas with a full selection of apparel and other items.  If you want to purchase something from this Fall store, be sure to do it quickly because the store will close on Sunday, 9/2 at midnight.

Time Change for the Meet and Greet on Family Weekend

We have a schedule adjustment to shorten the gap between the Meet and Greet and the football tailgate should you plan to attend. With a 6pm kickoff, the tailgate parking lot will not open until 2pm. We will change the time of the Meet and Greet to start at 11a and finish up by 2pm. This will shorten the gap until the football tailgate and help ease travel times for those coming into town on Sat morning. Due to the time change we will have a lunch rather than a breakfast.  Here is the new schedule for Family Weekend events.
11a – 2p  Meet and Greet Lunch at the Devon Courtyard Marriott
2p – 6p   Football Tailgate
6p           Football game

Updating the website

I am in the process of updating and modifying the website.  If you are using this to signup to bring something to the tailgate, realize it is still being built and may change.  Hold off signing up until I send you a message that signups are open,

Bob Testa

Fall Events

Family Weekend – 9/22

  • 11:00am – 2:00am : Courtyard Marriott – Devon, Meet the Parents Breakfast
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm : Villanova Stadium Lot A2 – Tailgate (park at the garage and walk over)
  • 6:00 – 9:00 : Football game (Nova vs Bucknell)

Alumni Weekend – 9/29

  • 9:30am – 11:00AM Career Fair
  •  11:00am – 1:00pm Pregame
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm Alumni Game
  • 3:30pm – 5:30pm Postgame Tailgate

Loyola Scrimmage – 10/6